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Cargill Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  1. "Cargill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunities to move between business and into different roles

    Cons

    - Some business units are better than others in talent development


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company but...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    The energy, diversity, and overall sense of being once you are in is amazing!

    Cons

    The candidate experience (both internal and external) could be a lot better.
    When one applies for internal roles, it would be nice to be notified the right way (decline letter or phone call) versus finding out via an updated organizational chart.

    Advice to Management

    If you have a team, make sure to take the time to really spend quality time during 1:1's. I had a leader that consistently cut mine short due to interruptions from others. That time is considered pretty sacred and if it's only 30 minutes a week, ensure that 30 minutes is time well spent.


  3. "Accounting assistant"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really nice office atmosphere and corporate culture. Due to its size of, lots of opportunities to move within the company.

    Cons

    Work can be monotonous at times. The company needs to update its technology to keep up with the times.


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  5. "Cargill is a mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Hopkins, MN
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Hopkins, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, modern facilities

    Cons

    Pay, too many layers of management

    Advice to Management

    Employees feel undervalued at times


  6. "Preventative Reliability Maintenance Technician"

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    Former Employee - Preventative Maintanace Technician in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Preventative Maintanace Technician in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Culture, Great Team, Awesome Pay, Safety first.

    Cons

    None that I could think of.

    Advice to Management

    Continue Building the Team Spirit


  7. "Going leaner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    Best place I'ved worked so far. Friendly environment, competive pay/benefits, and great work/life balance

    Cons

    The company has been going through downsizing which seems like it's taking forever. Company culture has changed as a result; gone are the days where there was a surplus of employees retiring from the cargill.

    Advice to Management

    Opportunity in communication and transperancy area.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Company has changed its direction, and moral is suffering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family owned, successful company that continually takes in an unbelievable amount of profit each year.

    Cons

    They company is really working to lean out - there is a lot of job insecurity, especially if you are a senior employee. Coworkers have lost their jobs, only to have them re-posted after six months or so at a lower pay rate. If you are someone who is willing to drink the kool-aid, you'll do well here; otherwise, don't provide your "candor" when asked.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your loyal employees, and ensure employees promoted into management roles are actually management material. Lots of managers who could use more training or would be more well-suited in non-management roles here. I have a lot of respect for our CEO, he is a great leader. No comment on CFO. I wish there were more members of management who manage the way our CEO has in his past roles within the company.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "HR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great CEO with authentic and genuine leadership style
    Extremely talented and professional co-workers

    Cons

    Total compensation package is average
    Benefit package is average but have added a few more desirable benefits recently in an effort to modernize
    Most departments are becoming very lean due to cost reduction efforts. consequently everyone is being asking to do more with less. work life balance can suffer.

    Advice to Management

    Cargill is full of great people. With all of the "transformations" happening, too often great talent walks out the door and you're left with "ok" people rather than the hard workers who get stuff done.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good compay back in 2010 but after restructure going downhill."

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    Current Employee - Grain Elevator Operator
    Current Employee - Grain Elevator Operator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are very good, retirement is decent, vacation days are good after 8 years you get 15 days, good clothing and boot allowance.

    Cons

    Grain shuttle facility so trains come in all hours of the nite and day. With the restructure we lost our upper management due to retirement. We now have one regional manager thats not even in our state but based in South Dakota. He is not only in charge of the grain facilities but also crush plants, barge facility's, ethanol plants. And this area is half of the upper united states. With the budget crunch that everyone has been feeling we only have 5 guys in operations now cant hire any full timers or part time to help with trains or with work around the elevators because it would be inefficient. Back in 2010 when I first started it was a good company and good region people cared about you and your elevator and helped out if needed, now it seems like noone cares.

    Advice to Management

    instead of worrying about money worry about the workers that you have now.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Collections Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkins, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkins, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great growth potential, many departments to transfer to.

    Cons

    You feel like a cog in a huge machine.



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